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Sports Law

Sports Law Class

Sports Law examines a variety of legal and business issues involved in professional and amateur (e.g., intercollegiate) sports. Some topics covered in the course include the following: the role of sports commissioners and talent agents; the application of antitrust and labor laws to collective bargaining agreements and other aspects of sports (e.g., franchise relocation); sports broadcasting; merchandising and intellectual property; due process; academic integrity; gender equity; commercialism and amateurism in intercollegiate sports; and personal injury from sports. Several experts visit the class throughout the semester to share their experiences in professional and amateur sports and to review legal documents (e.g. endorsement agreements). Students are expected to submit a paper at the end of the course.